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The Language Instinct: The New Science Of Language And Mind Paperback – 22 April 2015

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press; 1 edition (22 April 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780141980775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141980775
  • ASIN: 014198077X
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars247 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How do babies learn to speak? Why are there so many languages? Do we think in our mother tongue? Who decides what's correct English? How did language evolve? In this landmark book, Pinker explains the mysteries of language within a coherent theory- that language is an adaptation for communication.

About the Author

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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